More delays for Arpley plans

Arpley tip

Arpley tip

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COUNCIL bosses are keeping tight-lipped over the date for a meeting to decide the future of Arpley tip.

Plans for the Sankey Bridges landfill site to continue accepting waste until 2025 were submitted by Waste Recycling Group (WRG) in January this year but a date for a development control meeting to discuss the application has still not been set.

It is now thought the plans will not be heard until October at the earliest.

One reader said: “We have had enough of stalling.

“First it was May the meeting was supposed to take place, then September and now we still don’t have a date.

“It’s frustrating and we’re concerned why it’s taking so long.”

Many residents living near the site have been campaigning against the plans and highlighted nuisance lorries, dirt, dust, litter and flies as some of their main concerns.

But Clr Jean Carter (LAB – Sankey) said a longer wait could be a good thing as planning officers at the council are being thorough.

She added: “Residents are quite obviously feeling uptight about the wait and see it as skulduggery but I think the reason behind it is a good one.

“The council is getting expert opinions on everything and has a barrister working on it to get as much evidence as possible.

“I can understand residents’ frustrations as they want it to be thrown out and don’t want to have to carry on living with the inconvenience, noise and smells but it’s important they’re patient as the council wants to get it right.”

WRG has argued there is a need for the tip as others in the area will begin to close by 2013 and it has been working to ease concerns.

A spokesman for the council said: “This is a big issue for the area and we need to ensure that all aspects of the application and the rationale behind it are investigated thoroughly.

“Our intention is to hold a special planning committee meeting in the autumn.

“Once that date is set and the venue is confirmed we will be publicising this information on our website and in the press.”

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4:13pm Fri 7 Sep 12

choperado says...

If they close the dump what will Stig do? Move to the horrors of Creamfields and risk the wrath of those NIMBY's opposite?
What is the world coming to when we can't tip our waste and bury it. Why not drop it in the sea (near France?
If they close the dump what will Stig do? Move to the horrors of Creamfields and risk the wrath of those NIMBY's opposite? What is the world coming to when we can't tip our waste and bury it. Why not drop it in the sea (near France? choperado
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6:06pm Fri 7 Sep 12

moleogod says...

its not just were will we put it the smell is carrying further and further into other parts of warrington does WBC want warrington to be known as that town that smells
its not just were will we put it the smell is carrying further and further into other parts of warrington does WBC want warrington to be known as that town that smells moleogod
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9:56pm Fri 7 Sep 12

ChristoB says...

I wonder how many people are genuinely bothering to try to reduce the amount of landfill waste they produce? Arpley apparently takes waste from Liverpool, Manchester, Widnes as well as Warrington. If peopl had to pay for the volume of waste they send to landfill it would soon reduce but no doubt fly-tipping would increase. The vast majority of people are literally their own worst enemies and sadly have little or no sense of duty or responsibility!
I wonder how many people are genuinely bothering to try to reduce the amount of landfill waste they produce? Arpley apparently takes waste from Liverpool, Manchester, Widnes as well as Warrington. If peopl had to pay for the volume of waste they send to landfill it would soon reduce but no doubt fly-tipping would increase. The vast majority of people are literally their own worst enemies and sadly have little or no sense of duty or responsibility! ChristoB
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9:33am Sat 8 Sep 12

Cleopatra says...

ChristoB wrote:
I wonder how many people are genuinely bothering to try to reduce the amount of landfill waste they produce? Arpley apparently takes waste from Liverpool, Manchester, Widnes as well as Warrington. If peopl had to pay for the volume of waste they send to landfill it would soon reduce but no doubt fly-tipping would increase. The vast majority of people are literally their own worst enemies and sadly have little or no sense of duty or responsibility!
How would that work? Weighing and recording waste volume as it is collected? Will someone trundle along behind the wagon with a set of scales weighing every bin before it's emptied? Maybe some householders arguing it's not been weighed correctly or the scales are out. "Anyway it shouldn't weigh that much!" Could take 2 or 3 hours to do just one street.
Householders already pay to have their bins emptied by taxation, bin emptied every week or not.
[quote][p][bold]ChristoB[/bold] wrote: I wonder how many people are genuinely bothering to try to reduce the amount of landfill waste they produce? Arpley apparently takes waste from Liverpool, Manchester, Widnes as well as Warrington. If peopl had to pay for the volume of waste they send to landfill it would soon reduce but no doubt fly-tipping would increase. The vast majority of people are literally their own worst enemies and sadly have little or no sense of duty or responsibility![/p][/quote]How would that work? Weighing and recording waste volume as it is collected? Will someone trundle along behind the wagon with a set of scales weighing every bin before it's emptied? Maybe some householders arguing it's not been weighed correctly or the scales are out. "Anyway it shouldn't weigh that much!" Could take 2 or 3 hours to do just one street. Householders already pay to have their bins emptied by taxation, bin emptied every week or not. Cleopatra
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9:49am Sat 8 Sep 12

the dr who says...

Cleopatra wrote:
ChristoB wrote:
I wonder how many people are genuinely bothering to try to reduce the amount of landfill waste they produce? Arpley apparently takes waste from Liverpool, Manchester, Widnes as well as Warrington. If peopl had to pay for the volume of waste they send to landfill it would soon reduce but no doubt fly-tipping would increase. The vast majority of people are literally their own worst enemies and sadly have little or no sense of duty or responsibility!
How would that work? Weighing and recording waste volume as it is collected? Will someone trundle along behind the wagon with a set of scales weighing every bin before it's emptied? Maybe some householders arguing it's not been weighed correctly or the scales are out. "Anyway it shouldn't weigh that much!" Could take 2 or 3 hours to do just one street.
Householders already pay to have their bins emptied by taxation, bin emptied every week or not.
better than that when you have rubbish on bin day when the bins are out put your crap in another persons bins and you pay nothing and they pay for your rubbish. its all been thought of before and it has been ruled out, the councils should recycle when its taken away other countries do it and it makes them money its just an expensive thing to set up. either way you will always need tips,

they more often come from someone extracting sand or clays for process, and they end up with a hole to fill, i know arply didnt come from that it was just built up over many years
[quote][p][bold]Cleopatra[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]ChristoB[/bold] wrote: I wonder how many people are genuinely bothering to try to reduce the amount of landfill waste they produce? Arpley apparently takes waste from Liverpool, Manchester, Widnes as well as Warrington. If peopl had to pay for the volume of waste they send to landfill it would soon reduce but no doubt fly-tipping would increase. The vast majority of people are literally their own worst enemies and sadly have little or no sense of duty or responsibility![/p][/quote]How would that work? Weighing and recording waste volume as it is collected? Will someone trundle along behind the wagon with a set of scales weighing every bin before it's emptied? Maybe some householders arguing it's not been weighed correctly or the scales are out. "Anyway it shouldn't weigh that much!" Could take 2 or 3 hours to do just one street. Householders already pay to have their bins emptied by taxation, bin emptied every week or not.[/p][/quote]better than that when you have rubbish on bin day when the bins are out put your crap in another persons bins and you pay nothing and they pay for your rubbish. its all been thought of before and it has been ruled out, the councils should recycle when its taken away other countries do it and it makes them money its just an expensive thing to set up. either way you will always need tips, they more often come from someone extracting sand or clays for process, and they end up with a hole to fill, i know arply didnt come from that it was just built up over many years the dr who
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